Category Archives: Safety First

Required Reading on Houston Proposition 3: Say No to Red Light Cameras

I don’t care about the snake oil Edd Hendee and KSEV are selling these days: Red light cameras do NOT save lives, and they are nothing more than an unconstitutional tax.

But, you don’t have to take my word for it (cue the Levar Burton, Reading Rainbow sound effects).  Read Philip Owens’ ‘Keep Houston Scared is at it again‘ over at Big Jolly Politics and be prepared to be schooled.

Vote NO on Houston Proposition 3. Real conservatives don’t support red light cameras.

Motorcyclists, Please Be Careful and Wear a Helmet

I believe every human life is important, which is why I was genuinely concerned to see Life Flight leaving a street adjacent to Lone Star College-CyFair this morning following a motorcycle accident.

Traffic was backed up on Barker Cypress for almost an hour this morning in both directions.

So often, especially on our freeways, I see motorcyclists weaving in and out of traffic. If my mom is in the car, I have to warn her as I see them flying behind me as not to allow her to jump by the sound; but, even more scary is the fact that so many motorcycle owners want to exhibit unsafe behavior with 2 ton vehicles in front of them. Without a helmet.

Did you know…

  • Over 4800 died in motorcycle accidents in 2006
  • 752 of motorcycle accident fatalities would have survived with a helmet
  • Motorcycle helmets saved 1658 lives that same year

Source: Finch/McCranie LLP

Please wear a motorcycle helmet every time you ride, even if it just down the street or through your neighborhood. You never know when that helmet might save your life.

This might also be a good time to thank the good people of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department and other local first responders; your service and sacrifice is appreciated.